Doomben railway station

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Doomben Railway Station, Queensland, Oct 2012.JPG
Westbound view from Platform 1 in July 2012
Location Lamington Avenue, Ascot
Coordinates 27°25′53″S 153°04′31″E / 27.4314°S 153.0753°E / -27.4314; 153.0753Coordinates: 27°25′53″S 153°04′31″E / 27.4314°S 153.0753°E / -27.4314; 153.0753
Owned by Queensland Rail
Operated by City network
Line(s) Pinkenba
Distance 9.90 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground
Parking 6 bays
Other information
Status Staffed
Station code 600435 (platform 1)
600436 (platform 2)
Fare zone go card 2
Website Queensland Rail
Opened 1976
Electrified Yes
Previous names Whinstanes-Doomben
Preceding station   Queensland Rail   Following station
toward Roma Street
Doomben Line Terminus

Doomben railway station is the terminal station of the Pinkenba line in Queensland, Australia. It serves the Brisbane suburb of Ascot adjacent to Doomben Racecourse.


The Pinkenba line opened on 3 September 1882 to Pinkenba. A station for Doomben Racecourse was opened in 1909[1] alongside the Nudgee Road level crossing, and in 1976 a new station named Whinstanes-Doomben opened slightly farther east; Whinstanes was the name of the industrial branch line that crosses Kingsford Smith Drive to the Hamilton Cold Stores.

The station was renamed Doomben when the line was electrified on 6 February 1988. All passenger services on the line were suspended on 27 September 1993 as part of a statewide rationalisation of the rail network with the closing or suspending of under-utilised or unprofitable rail lines. Trains continued to serve Doomben when major race events were held.

Passenger services resumed on 27 January 1998, with Doomben becoming the terminal station with bus connections to the other abandoned stations.[2]


Doomben is the terminus for all stops services to and from Roma Street, Park Road and Cleveland.[3]

Services by platform[edit]

Platform Line Destinations Notes
1 Doomben Roma Street, Park Road & Cleveland [4]
2 Doomben No scheduled services [5]

Transport links[edit]

Brisbane Transport operate one route from Doomben station:


  1. ^ "Shunting Doomben" Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin November 1991 pages 264-275
  2. ^ Doomben Rail Service Resume January 27 Queensland Government 21 January 1998
  3. ^ Doomben line timetable TransLink 20 January 2014
  4. ^ Doomben Platform 1 TransLink
  5. ^ Doomben Platform 2 TransLink
  6. ^ Route 303 timetable TransLink 20 January 2014

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